More movies to cross off my list:
The King’s Speech, Love and Other Drugs, and Blue Valentine
The King’s Speech
I cried twice in this movie. Okay maybe “cried” is an overstatement - one or two teardrops fell from my eyes. That would be a more accurate description. Granted, I cry a lot watching movies, but I only cry in movies with genuinely good acting and heartfelt story (okay, and also in movies with sad dog stories. Dogs sick/dying is my soft spot and I can’t help it), and this was that. I’ve watched Colin Firth in many movies, but this movie was the one in which I stopped to think, “Wow, he’s really good.” He embodies his character, which isn’t an easy part to play in the first place. Geoffrey Rush made this film so heartwarming, and Helena Bonham Carter was great as per usual. I think I enjoyed this movie out of those three aforementioned because of its uplifting mood and plot.
Love and Other Drugs
I’m not really into romantic movies, but this was different from the typical romcom or romantic drama because it was actually a really well-made dramedy. One genre didn’t overpower the other, and Jake Gyllenhaal was just so pretty to look at. I mean, just look at him:
Out of the three, I have to say that this was my least favorite. It was definitely a great film, but relative to the others, it takes the number three spot. The main reason for that is its insanely depressing nature. Everyone wishes to meet that right person that you fall in love with, get married, have kids, and live happily ever after. Everyone wants to be one of those old couples that walk around the park holding hands, satisfied with their life that they spent together. This movie shows exactly the opposite of that. What’s sadder is not watching this broken couple, completely out of love with each other, but knowing that this is an honest depiction of the grim truth of many couples out there. The juxtaposition of the scenes of the last few days of their marriage with the scenes of Ryan Gosling wooing her as they start their relationship makes the movie very effective in what it is trying to convey. P.S. I would never want to go to that “future room” ever in my life.